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Gwynfryn Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9229 / 52°55'22"N

Longitude: -4.2791 / 4°16'44"W

OS Eastings: 246876

OS Northings: 338595

OS Grid: SH468385

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.MYVJ

Mapcode Global: WH44D.7SKM

Entry Name: Gwynfryn Lodge

Listing Date: 31 March 1999

Last Amended: 31 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21580

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The lodge stands at the S end of the long drive to Plas Gwynfryn, 500m W of Llanystymdwy village.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Criccieth

Community: Llanystumdwy

Community: Llanystumdwy

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The lodge was built c1880 for the new building of Plas Gwynfryn.


Built of snecked square rockfaced rubble with ashlar dressings and a slate roof capped with red clayware roll ridge tiles. One storey and attic, a long N-S block with a short off-centre cross wing projecting to the E as a canted bay with pyramidal roof, and to the rear for services. Boarded door at the S end of the E front, set within a timber-framed porch, under an extension of the roof. Perforated spandrels. N of the canted front wing, a large dormer. At the S gable end, a square bay window with a stone parapet. Decorative bargeboards. Central stack with string and outsetting head. The rear wing roof is set lower than the N-S range, swept low to the S, and it has a C20 flat roofed extension in similar stone.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a carefully designed asymmetrical picturesque composition, with good detail, an attractive example of a Tudor Gothic park lodge.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ysgol Llanystumdwy
    The school lies at the W end of the village, on the N side of the road.
  • II No 2, Minafon
    The pair of cottages stands at the W end of the village on the S side of the main road opposite the school.
  • II No 1, Minafon
    The pair of cottages stands at the W end of the village on the S side of the main road opposite the school.
  • II Churchyard Wall and Lychgate to the Church of St John the Baptist
    The churchyard wall separates the encircling road from the oval graveyard on the S; the lychgate provides access to the churchyard from the road on the W side, opposite the tower.
  • II Church of St John the Baptist
    The parish church stands conspicuously in its graveyard on the N side of the Afon Dwyfor in the centre of Llanystuymdwy.
  • II Ty'n Llan
    The house stands behind and on the N side of the Church of St John the Baptist at the centre of the village.
  • II Milestone
    The milestone stands immediately at the W end of the N parapet of the bridge, under a road sign.
  • II Pont Llanystumdwy
    The bridge carries the main street of the village over the Afon Dwyfor.

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